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OPEC pins oil demand hopes on second-half recovery as India dents Q2

Reuters


LONDON – OPEC on Tuesday stuck to its prediction of a strong recovery in world oil demand in 2021 as growth in China and the United States counters the coronavirus crisis in India, an outlook that bolsters the group’s …

Source: Reuters

OPEC urges members to lobby against U.S. NOPEC bill and outline risks

Reuters


LONDON – OPEC is encouraging its members to engage with the U.S. administration over a proposed U.S. bill against the group, known as NOPEC, and to explain that passing the bill could put at risk U.S. interests abroad.

A …

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Bill to pressure OPEC oil producer group passes U.S. House panel, future uncertain

Reuters


WASHINGTON – A U.S. House panel on Wednesday passed a bill to open the OPEC oil production group and countries that work with it to lawsuits for collusion in boosting petroleum prices, but it was uncertain whether the legislation …

Source: Forbes

Oil prices may have peaked for now

Forbes


The oil market continues to surprise, with WTI apparently firmly above $60, a level that could be equated with the pre-pandemic norm (as norm as any oil price can be, which admittedly isn’t very). Considering the global economy remains …

Source: Reuters

OPEC raises 2021 oil demand growth forecast on hope pandemic wanes

Reuters


LONDON -OPEC on Tuesday raised its forecast for growth in world oil demand this year on expectations the pandemic will subside, providing help for the group and its allies in their efforts to support the market.

Demand will rise …

April 13, 2021 - 10:38 am Closing Bell Story‎, Crude Oil News, Energy News, OPEC
Source: Reuters

Oil prices dip after OPEC+ agree to ease output cuts

Reuters


SINGAPORE -Oil prices slipped on Monday, paring strong gains made in the previous session after OPEC+ agreed last week to gradually ease some of its production cuts between May and July.

Brent crude futures for June fell 33 cents, …

April 5, 2021 - 9:00 am Closing Bell Story‎, Crude Oil News, Energy News, OPEC
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Oil rises as OPEC+ decides on production policy

Reuters


NEW YORK  – Oil prices surged up 3% on Thursday after news that OPEC+ reached a deal to gradually ease production cuts from May.

Brent crude rose $1.94, or 3.1%, to $64.68 a barrel by 1:25 p.m. EST (1825

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Oil up as OPEC+ meets to decide on production policy

Reuters


LONDON -Oil prices rose on Thursday on optimism about U.S and European economic recoveries and expectations OPEC and its allies will keep production curbs in place.

Brent crude rose $1.02, or 1.6%, to $63.76 a barrel by 1339 GMT. …

April 1, 2021 - 9:30 am Closing Bell Story‎, Crude Oil News, Energy News, OPEC
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Oil price structures show market balance returns in second half of 2021

Reuters


LONDON – The oil market is likely to be in balance in the second half of 2021, even though European coronavirus lockdowns and U.S. winter storms caused disruptions in March, crude and petroleum products market price structures showed.

After …

March 31, 2021 - 3:30 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Crude Oil News, Energy News, OPEC
Source: Reuters

OPEC cuts, vaccines to sustain oil’s recovery: Reuters poll

Reuters


Oil prices will stabilise above $60 a barrel level this year, as vaccine rollouts support a demand recovery and OPEC and its allies continue to rein in supply, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.

The survey of 48 participants …

March 31, 2021 - 2:00 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Crude Oil News, Energy News, OPEC
Source: Reuters

Saudi wants OPEC+ to extend oil cuts into June, source says

Reuters


DUBAI/LONDON/MOSCOW – Saudi Arabia is prepared to support extending oil cuts by OPEC and its allies into June and is also ready to prolong its own voluntary cuts to boost prices amid a new wave of coronavirus lockdowns, a …

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Column: Sanctions enforcement and Goodhart’s Law

Reuters


LONDON – “Any observed statistical regularity will tend to collapse once pressure is placed upon it for control purposes.” Goodhart’s Law was first articulated by the British economist Charles Goodhart in the 1970s.

Goodhart was expressing policymakers’ frustration that

March 30, 2021 - 12:00 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Crude Oil News, Energy News, OPEC
Source: Reuters

Oil falls as Suez opens, focus turns to OPEC+ output

Reuters


LONDON -Oil prices slid on Tuesday as the Suez Canal reopened to traffic, while focus turned to an OPEC+ meeting this week which analysts expect to approve an extension to supply curbs amid disappointing demand prospects.

Brent crude was …

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As Europe tightens lockdowns, OPEC+ to keep oil taps tight -sources

Reuters


LONDON – With oil prices making steady gains earlier this year, OPEC and other producers had hoped to ease output cuts, but industry sources say a fresh wave of lockdowns around the world threatens to tear up those plans.…

Source: Reuters

U.S. oil activity jumps as executives remain wary of OPEC, Biden – survey

Reuters


Activity and spending in U.S. oil fields is soaring this year as the industry recovers from 2020 pandemic-driven oil price crash, according to optimistic-but-wary energy company executives polled by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in a survey released …

Source: Reuters

Oil steady near $70 on hopes of recovering demand

Reuters


LONDON – Oil hovered near $70 a barrel on Friday, supported by production cuts by major oil producers and optimism about a demand recovery in the second half of the year.

Benchmark Brent fell 22 cents, or 0.3%, to …

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OPEC expects most of 2021 oil demand recovery in second half

Reuters


LONDON – OPEC said on Thursday a recovery in oil demand will be focused on the second half of the year as the impact of the pandemic lingers as a headwind for the group and its allies in supporting …

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Column: Oil price spikes and permanent consumption losses

Reuters


LONDON – Promises by U.S. shale producers to pursue a more restrictive approach to capital investment and production seem to have emboldened Saudi Arabia and its allies in OPEC+ to test the room for higher oil prices.

If shale …

March 9, 2021 - 10:30 am Closing Bell Story‎, Crude Oil News, Energy News, OPEC
Oil slips to $68 as rally fizzles out before U.S. supply report

Oil slips to $68 as rally fizzles out before U.S. supply report

Reuters


LONDON – Oil fell to around $68 a barrel on Tuesday in a choppy session, as easing concern of a supply disruption in Saudi Arabia and U.S. dollar strength countered the prospects for tighter supply due to OPEC+ output …

March 9, 2021 - 9:40 am Closing Bell Story‎, Crude Oil News, Energy News, OPEC
Source: Reuters

Oil surges $2 after OPEC+ extends output cuts

Reuters


LONDON – Oil prices jumped more than 3% on Friday, hitting their highest levels in over a year after OPEC and its allies agreed not to increase supply in April as they await a more substantial recovery in demand.…

March 5, 2021 - 9:00 am Closing Bell Story‎, Crude Oil News, Energy News, OPEC
Source: Reuters

OPEC+ meet on oil output with Saudi, Russia seeing fragile recovery

Reuters


DUBAI/MOSCOW – Ministers from OPEC+ group of oil producers met on Thursday to decide whether to keep output steady or agree a modest increase, with Saudi Arabia and Russia saying a recovery in demand for crude remained fragile.

Saudi …

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OPEC+ considering oil output rollover for April, sources say

Reuters


LONDON – OPEC and other oil producers, a group known as OPEC+, are considering rolling over production cuts into April instead of raising output as a recovery in oil demand remains fragile due to the coronavirus crisis, three OPEC+ …

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OPEC president says oil market rebalancing, pandemic still a risk

Reuters


LISBON- The global oil market is rebalancing after damage to demand wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic was met with curbs on output by producers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the group’s president said on Tuesday.…

Source: CNBC

Texas freeze helps rival oil exporters like Saudi Arabia ‘tremendously,’ may influence OPEC decisions

CNBC


The shock winter storm in Texas that left millions without power and took dozens of lives also froze a major local commodity: the Lone Star State’s oil production, slashing some 4 million barrels per day from U.S. output.

The …

Source: Reuters

Russia, Saudi Arabia at odds over output deal ahead of OPEC+ meeting: RIA cites source

Reuters


MOSCOW  – Saudi Arabia and Russia have differences over a potential deal among OPEC+ oil producers that could ease curbs on supply starting in April, a source told RIA news agency on Monday ahead of a meeting of the …

FILE PHOTO: Pump jacks operate at sunset in Midland, Texas, U.S., February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Nick Oxford/File Photo

OPEC, U.S. oil firms expect subdued shale rebound even as crude prices rise

Reuters


LONDON/HOUSTON  – OPEC and U.S. oil companies see a limited rebound in shale oil supply this year as top U.S. producers freeze output despite rising prices, a decision that would help OPEC and its allies.

OPEC this month cut …

Source: Reuters

Saudi minister: Oil producers must remain extremely cautious

Reuters


DUBAI – Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said on Wednesday that it was too early to declare victory against the COVID-19 virus and that oil producers must remain “extremely cautious”.

“We are in a much better …

February 17, 2021 - 10:30 am Closing Bell Story‎, Crude Oil News, Energy News, International, OPEC
Source: Reuters

Oil mixed on U.S. production fall, possible Saudi output rise

Reuters


LONDON – Oil prices were mixed on Wednesday, underpinned by a major supply disruption in the southern United States this week where a winter storm hit Texas, but pressured by reports that Saudi Arabia plans to increase output in …

Source: Reuters

OPEC again cuts 2021 oil demand view, sees second half pickup

Reuters


LONDON – World oil demand in 2021 will rebound more slowly than previously thought, OPEC said on Thursday, adding to a series of downgrades as the impact of the pandemic lingers.

Demand will rise by 5.79 million barrels per …

Source: Reuters

Oil hits highest in a year on growth hopes, OPEC+ cuts

Reuters


NEW YORK – Oil prices hit its highest in a year on Friday, closing in on $60 a barrel, supported by economic revival hopes and supply curbs by producer group OPEC and its allies.

Oil was also supported as …